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Ankara has established at least a dozen posts inside Iraqi territory as part of a military campaign to rout members of the PKK.

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt disappointment, writes Judit Neurink.

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

Hadani Ditmars

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

The New Arab Meets: 64-year-old Amjad Assad, who has almost single handedly digitised thousands of cassettes and old 78's that span a century of musical history.

Kurdish journalist and family killed in northeastern Iraq

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Kurdish journalist and family killed in northeastern Iraq

An Iraqi Kurdish journalist and his family were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the city of Sulaymaniyah in northeastern Iraq.

Iraq sets up sanctions 'loophole' to buy Iranian energy

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Iraq sets up sanctions 'loophole' to buy Iranian energy

Iraq is establishing a financial 'loophole' to continue buying vital gas and electricity from Iran despite US sanctions, mirroring a European ...

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Iraqi soldiers addicted to video game PUBG 'neglecting duties'

The video game PUBG has become immensely popular in Iraq, where soldiers are slacking off from guard duties to play the game on their phones.

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Iraq's new oil-dependent 2019 budget one of largest ever

The approved budget represents a nearly 45 percent increase from last year and awards even more money for public salaries, including those of ...

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Iran foreign minister in Baghdad for talks

Iran's FM met with his Iraqi counterpart to discuss US sanctions against Iran.

Laura Cappon

The spectre of unexploded landmines haunting Iraq

The Islamic State group has been largely defeated, but there is a shadow of the war which continues to maim and kill, reports Laura Cappon.

Picture purr-fect: Rare glimpse into fluffy friendships in Erbil

Vanessa Powell

Picture purr-fect: Rare glimpse into fluffy friendships in Erbil

Photographer Seivan Salim is challenging people's perceptions and taboos in the Middle East about pets in her new picture exhibition.

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Iraqi Kurds to elect new parliament after referendum 'backfire'

Barzani's still-dominant Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will face established rivals, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Goran ...

Iran military 'takes over mountain in Iraqi Kurdistan'

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Iran military 'takes over mountain in Iraqi Kurdistan'

The Iranian military has reportedly entered Iraqi territory and taken control of a mountain, days after it launched strikes on an Iraqi base of ...

Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

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Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

A suicide bombing targeting a ballot warehouse in Iraq's Kirkuk killed at least two and wounded 21 others just days before a manual recount of ...

Post-Saddam Iraq faces parliamentary vacuum for first time

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Post-Saddam Iraq faces parliamentary vacuum for first time

Iraq's parliament held its final session on Saturday, leaving the country without a national assembly for the first time since 2003

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Paul Iddon

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Despite attempts by external parties to divide Iraqi Kurdistan following Erbil's declaration of independence - including an international flight ...

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Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan: PM

Iraqi authorities said Tuesday they had ended a nearly six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to its holding of an independence referendum.

Alex Macheras

Erbil and Baghdad work to end Kurdish flight ban

Analysis: Regional and national airspace officials end their dispute and help stabilise Iraq's aviation sector into the bargain, writes Alex ...

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Iran reopens two crossings with Iraq's Kurdish region

Tehran's border restrictions on Iraqi-Kurdistan following Erbil's vote for independence have been lifted, with Iran reopening all its crossings.

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Baghdad extends Kurdistan flight ban until February 2018

A ban imposed in September on all flights from and to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has been extended by Baghdad for another few months, the Erbil ...

Mass Iraqi-Kurdish protests as party offices are torched

The New Arab & agencies

Mass Iraqi-Kurdish protests as party offices are torched

Protesters in the Iraqi-Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah have set fire to the local KRG offices and demanded the ruling party step down ...

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Huge Iran earthquake kills hundreds and injures thousands

The death toll of a major earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border overnight rose to 328 dead on the Iranian side of the border on Monday, the ...

Huge earthquake kills hundreds near Iraq-Iran border

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Huge earthquake kills hundreds near Iraq-Iran border

A powerful earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border has killed over 300 people with more feared dead, with its effects felt as far away as the UAE.

'Mam Jalal' Talabani: Titan's passing leaves Iraqi-Kurdistan in quandary

Gareth Browne

'Mam Jalal' Talabani: Titan's passing leaves Iraqi-Kurdistan in quandary

Comment: Veteran Kurdish statesman Jalal Talabani's death comes as the Iraqi-Kurdistan region moves one step closer to independence, but still ...

Media watchdog condemns attacks on Kurdish media

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Media watchdog condemns attacks on Kurdish media

Journalists in Iraq's Kurdish region have been threatened and forced into hiding while news outlets have been taken off the air amid referendum ...

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